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I finally came home 25 years ago this week

I was trying to make up my mind between job offers in Manteca, Merced, and Las Vegas 25 years ago.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Almond Blossom events start Thursday

Ripon's 54th annual Almond Blossom Festival gets underway Thursday with a dollar night for carnival rides, the queen crowning, and a spaghetti dinner.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Joaquin County: Where is highest point?

Here's a San Joaquin County trivia question: What is the highest point in the county?

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


1 in 3 city workers are 50 plus

One in three of Manteca's 360 municipal employees are 50 years or older.

February 24, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


News flash: Farming is dirty & not a 9 to 5 job

If you bought a home in Manteca during the past 30 years or so, you signed a bunch of documents at the close of escrow.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


‘C’ IS FOR CONGESTION

It's a daily sight on school days - Manteca High students crossing Yosemite Avenue after the dismal bell often without looking.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


BOWLING FOR SUCCESS

It's fitting that the linchpin of community fundraising efforts to leverage resources to help provide free tutoring for more than 5,000 youth revolves around an event with a bowling bowl and has the name Antone Raymus attached to it.

February 23, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


COLOR MANTECA PURPLE

The first urban use for recycled wastewater in Manteca could be for landscaping for the proposed 500-room hotel and indoor waterpark resort and nearby man-made lake that's part of Manteca's envisioned 210-acre family entertainment zone.

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tackling corner lots, fences & frustration

If you own a home on a corner lot in Manteca here's some planner fence jargon that applies to you: "Standard corner lots" versus "reversed corner lots" as well as "key lots" and "interior lots."

February 22, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca: The new Stockton for homeless?

Spreckels Avenue is teeming with life.

February 21, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca adds 9,397 homes

Manteca has built 9,397 single family homes during the past 20 years.

February 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


‘Ghetto High’: The reality & perceptions

Manteca High - the "ghetto school?'

February 20, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


ALMOND BLOSSOM FUN

It's not too hard to figure out why the Ripon Almond Blossom Festival on Feb. 26-28 is a perennial favorite for many in the 209.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


T-shirt messages, sexuality, cultural identification & Manteca Unified

What you wear says a lot about you.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE MHS CHALLENGE

There's no debate that Manteca High is an aging campus in need of modernization.

February 19, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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THEY KEEP US SAFE

California Highway Patrol officer Gregory Barker is credited with making one of the biggest "busts" ever out of the agency's Stockton office.

May 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Free dinner for veterans; effort to help homeless with their pets

The Sunrise Kiwanis want to say thanks to the men and women who served our country.

May 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Manteca cuts water use in April by 33%

Manteca residents and businesses exceeded state-mandated water consumption cutback goals by 22 percent in April.

May 06, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Soda sin tax backfires big in Mexico

The difference between you and me and the filthy wealthy is simple. We don't think we can lord over other people by lecturing them ...

May 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CLASSROOM CRUNCH COMING

The math is no longer adding up.

May 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FIREWORKS CRACKDOWN

Those opting to launch illegal fireworks after mid-June had best prepare for a rude - and expensive - awakening.

May 05, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Homeless man’s dog attacks

Wayne Cummings' cowboy boots are a bit gnawed and his denim jeans pant legs shredded but he's alive

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


DELTA LEVEES

Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on rivers, lakes, reservoirs, the Delta, innovations and the weather that play a key role ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Council keeps aerial display at BLD complex

Aerial fireworks will again be launched near the Big League Dreams sports complex this Fourth of July but the plug has been pulled on the ...

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca: The little city that couldn’t

Can Manteca deliver on just one water play attraction?

May 04, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Police walk a fine line

Manteca Police are walking a fine line when it comes to what some contend is the city's most pressing quality of life issue - the ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

One the biggest single day events ever staged by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department - Manteca Food Truck Mania - returns to Woodward Park on Sunday, May ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Water leaks, burned out street lights & frustration

A well-lit neighborhood is a deterrent to crime.

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Education cartel: $$$$ Taxpayers: 0

This might sound like blasphemy to some but don't be surprised if the education cartel implodes the current public education system from kindergarten through ...

May 03, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Illegal fireworks crackdown

Those firing off illegal fireworks in Manteca starting July 1 could run a greater risk of being slapped with a $750 fine plus the cost ...

May 02, 2016 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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